Thursday, April 22, 2010

be careful what you wish for...

Do you ever beg and plead for something for a really long time,

then finally get it,

look at it sitting on the floor of your very own home,

and say,

"Darnit! Now I actually have to figure out how to do something with this!"

(I often wonder if men experience this when they finally get the fancy power tools they've been pining over. Not that they would ever admit it if they did, just like I will never admit to Husband that I have not the slightest notion where I should make the first cut or stitch on this lovely new cloth.)

So, now that I have 9 yards of this fabric, which I love, I have to figure out how to:

a.) sew a nicely fitting slipcover for this chair and ottoman or

b.) reupholster this chair and ottoman or

c.) perform a hybrid reupholster/tailored slipcover operation on this chair and ottoman

I'll be letting you know how this little project is going soon...
(Any suggestions, books, videos, tools, inspiration or seamstresses are welcome.)


  1. I've done it-- you can, too! It's not that hard-- just work with the fabric wrong-side out and use pins to get the general areas of the seams. Go for it!

  2. you're too funny, Courtney! : ) I love your writing, you crack me up!

    Good Luck with your project, Girl...I haven't the slightest!

    H : )

  3. you can do it Courtney!!! Just be patient and get some really good intructions. Remember. Pressing correctly is your best friend and get it tight, just not too tight!

  4. Okay, I'm feeling a little better about this thanks to you guys...

  5. You'll be fine - it is just the enormity of the task ahead that is a little overwhelming - you'll be so pleased when you get there! xxx

  6. PS I just had a quick scroll down and see there is tons to catch up on - if only I had more time! Will be back with some belated comments soon! xxx

  7. Have a so blessed week, sweet Courtney :)


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